'Increased strikes' kill 35 in Syria hospitals: MSF

A man carries his two girls as he walks through the rubble in the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of AleppoA “significant increase” of air strikes on Syrian hospitals recently has killed at least 35 patients and medical staff and wounded 72, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday. The group said the escalating attacks began in late September, though it did not identify who was behind them, and that 12 hospitals had been hit in Idlib, Aleppo and Hama provinces, including six supported by MSF. Russia began an aerial campaign in support of Syria’s government on September 30 and has been accused by several other medical groups of hitting hospitals and field clinics since then.

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